Posts Tagged ‘Crohn’s’

Daunting, Wit, Compassion, Education

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 23:23 1 Comment

Hello there people of the J-pouch and pre-post surgery / non-surgery world. My name is Eric, and I have had 5 surgeries for Colitis. I almost died. Now I’m both a high school English teacher and a professor, and sometimes my students make me wish I had passed away (just kidding). Just now I finally […]

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Friday, April 13, 2012 8:20 5 Comments

Hi All, Recently little was acknowledged by as one of 11 top Crohn’s blogs on the internet – how exciting!  Check us out along with the other great blogs/websites.

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Loss & Gain

Thursday, December 29, 2011 14:09 3 Comments

If you are dealing with loss, I wish you healing, and if I can help, by listening, by offering advice, e-mail me. If you need to talk about how IBD/j-pouch surgery is affecting your life, respond to this post-let’s get more discussion going! This website is a blessing. It’s something for which I am eternally grateful. Thanks to Mark & Megan for taking the initiative to create something to connect and assist others who have or are experiencing what they have experienced. And, let’s all take a moment to honor those we’ve lost, and to honor ourselves for being survivors.

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“My Hole”

Thursday, August 26, 2010 22:20 8 Comments

So, I went to see funny-lady Margaret Cho tonight. If you know anything about Ms. Cho, you know she does some killer, hilarious impressions of her Korean parents, and that she’s a little raunchy. She spent the better part of the evening talking about “her hole.” Her anus, to be exact. She started the show […]

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 16:21 7 Comments

Hi all! So for those of you who have followed my story for the past few months you know there have been many ups and downs.  New theories emerged, the one most perplexing and possibly exciting one being that perhaps I didn’t actually have Crohn’s disease-maybe just a horrible case of pouchitis due to poor […]

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“You’re Fired.”

Monday, March 15, 2010 13:01 17 Comments

Well, this is one of those days that I come here to post and I wish I had a positive, uplifting one for you…perhaps this will turn out to be just that. Today, I was fired from my job because of my inability to come to work regularly because of my disease. Now, my employer […]

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Giving Back

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 16:51 4 Comments

I think we’ve all been at points of struggle with these diseases where we felt hopeless. For most of us, the J Pouch operation gives us our lives back. It gives us an opportunity to live it. It gives us an opportunity to hope. I have done volunteer work for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation […]

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The New Year’s Curse

Thursday, December 31, 2009 9:18 10 Comments

Not sure what’s going on here, but for the past two years, I’ve had a Crohn’s flare over the New Year’s holiday. Perhaps it’s related to stress from the holidays. Either way, it’s time to make a change. Bahamas next year! Does anyone else notice this phenomenon? Things are going totally great, then all the […]

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Just Dance!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 21:53 11 Comments

There’s that great line in the bible (or the Byrds song, whichever you prefer), “a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.” Prior to my diagnosis of UC and, subsequently, Crohn’s, I was a devoted and passionate dancer.  It was my “thing.”  It was also […]

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